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Josie McCoy


Josie McCoy is a MA graduate from St Martin's. Her paintings are in the BBC and in private collections. Her work was shown in 1999 in Artfutures at the Royal Festival Hall, included in the BP Portrait Awards 2000 at the National Portrait Gallery and the Britart show at the Dazed and Confused Gallery earlier this year.


Josie McCoy

Melanie Healy, 2000

"I paint pictures of TV characters, using photographs of the moving image. The photos create a breakdown of colour which appear more vivid, I paint as I see the image, the way the light glows through it, like watercolour. Each step of removal edges away from the TV image to a new reality.
Within this I want a feeling of transience, the moment caught, which comes through dragging glazes of thinned paint across the painting. The smudges made through moving paint around create juxtaposing soft and crisp edges of the two dimensional and apparently three dimensional natures of painting.
This way of painting allows my work to function as portraits with very little in them; the essence of a character is immediately revealed through facial expression, the eyes and mouth. Here I create a dialogue between painting, viewer, painting: the echoing gaze. Reflections on looking, expectations, links and references govern how the paintings are read individually or in dialogue within a space." Artist's statement
Below: Jamie Mitchell, 2000

Josie McCoy

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